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Medical Volunteering in Peru

Overview

Vacancy: Medical Volunteering in Peru
Company: NGO Taxi
Category: Care Work Projects (Medical)
Dates: Year round, starting on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month
Cost : €1299,00 – 1st month

Medical Volunteering in Peru

Description

Volunteer with us and support local hospitals in Peru

If you are a doctor or nurse, or have an interest in medicine, we are looking for volunteers to work at the local health clinic of Urubamba Province in Peru.

Healthcare is a serious issue in Peru, especially outside of the cities in small villages. This medical facility is understaffed and under-equipped and needs volunteers with medical experience or those who are sincerely interested in medicine or nursing and are keen to give a helping hand. The clinic tends to about 7,000 people from the surrounding communities, providing basic healthcare and first aid.

What will you do as a volunteer?

  • Attending to hospitalized patients (serving meals, etc.), the elderly, and children. 
  • Working in different areas, including dentistry, midwifery, pharmacy and/or laboratory, and the health clinic. 
  • Assisting clinic nurses in their daily tasks. 
  • Preparing and cleaning medical materials and equipment.
  • Daily administrative tasks.
  • Project monitoring and reporting.

You will work together with local doctors and nurses whilst gaining a profound understanding of the challenges that isolated medical clinics must face on a day-to-day basis.

This project supports and encourages teamwork along with a great deal of flexibility, autonomy and initiative. If you are open and ready for it, you’ll learn how to deal with aspects of daily life and be able to adapt to different situations.

A free 20-hour intensive Spanish course is included in this project, designed to prepare you for your tasks at the clinic.

Placement Details

Category

Main Category: Care Work Projects

Sub-categories:

  • Medical

Location(s)

 Peru

Included with this placement

  • Airport Pickup
  • Accommodation

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